Lewis County/Perry County

Lewis County/Perry County (HM16W7)

Location: Hohenwald, TN 38462 Perry County
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N 35° 33.161', W 87° 40.534'

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Lewis County

Established 1843; named in honor of
Meriwether Lewis
Captain in the Army of the United States and one time secretary to President Jefferson. Later, co-commander of the Lewis & Clark Expedition to the Pacific Northwest. Enroute to Washington in 1809, he died violently at the spot on the Natchez Trace now marked by the National Monument bearing his name.

Perry County

Established 1819; named in honor of
Commo. Oliver Hazard Perry
Served in the naval war with Tripoli; in 1809 built and commanded a fleet of gunboats. In 1813, commanding the fleet he had built, recruited and organized on Lake Erie, he met a British fleet in battle, resulting in his famous message, "We have met the enemy and they are ours".
HM NumberHM16W7
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 11:16pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 438770 N 3934546
Decimal Degrees35.55268333, -87.67556667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 33.161', W 87° 40.534'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 33' 9.66" N, 87° 40' 32.04" W
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Area Code(s)931, 615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11668 Old State Hwy 20, Hohenwald TN 38462, US
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